Isabel or Isabell or Isabella Burton was born about 1843 in
Maine, the daughter of Church and Ann (Lewis?) Burton. Her
paternal grandparents were Benjamin and Lowly "Lola" (Jameson)
Isabell married Frederick John Hall (or John Frederick Hall) who
was born 21 September 1840 at Rockland, Maine, the son of Isaac T.
and Sarah (Hahn) Hall.
Isabell was John's first wife. After she died in 1876, he
went on to marry two other women: Rosa Augusta Peterson, who died
in 1883, and Mary C. Smith.
Isabell and John had two children: Benjamin C. Hall and Addie E.
Following are a reprint of a post at the blog Heirlooms Reunited
featuring a pre-1876 cabinet photograph of Isabell (Burton) Hall
and family trees for Isabell and her husband John.
Cabinet photo taken by the Chamberlain at the Vine Studio,
Medfield, Massachusetts, of Mrs. Isabell Hall, Owls, Head,
Researching online to ferret out the identify of Mrs. Isabell Hall,
I found the 1870 Census for Rockland, Maine, with an Isabel Hall
living with husband John F. Hall, a carriage maker. This
Isabel was born in Maine about 1843. Whether she is the lady
in the photograph, I have no idea, but Rockland is near Owls
There was a 2 year old Benjamin living with them, possibly
their child, and 18 year old Gilbert Hall, who worked in a carriage
shop. In other sources, I found that John Frederick and his
wife Isabell had a son named Benjamin C. and that John Frederick
Hall had a younger brother named Isaac Gilbert Hall, born about
Assuming I have the correct Isabel/Isabell/Isabella - and hopefully
someone will come to my rescue if I am wrong - Isabelle (Burton)
Hall was born about 1843, possibly in Union, Maine, the daughter of
Church Burton and possibly his wife Ann (Lewis?) Burton.
Isabell's paternal grandparents were Benjamin and Lowly or
Lola (Jameson) Burton. I'd like to know more about Isabell's
mother Ann and her grandparents.
Isabell Burton married John Frederick Hall, or Frederick John Hall,
as I also found his name, a carriage maker in Rockland. He
was born 21 September 1840 in either Waldoboro or Rockland, Maine,
the son of Isaac and Sarah (Hahn) Hall. His paternal
grandparents were John and Olive (Tolman) Hall. I'd like to
know more about his mother Sarah and her parents.
Isabell had two children, Benjamin C. and Addie E., with her
husband John Frederick Hall, before her untimely death in February
If this is the Isabell in the photograph, then the photograph would
have to predate February 1876, and she would have had to make a
trip to the Boston area at some point, for the photograph to be
taken in Medfield, Massachusetts. Coastal travel between
Rockland and Boston in those days was nothing out of the
John Frederick Hall went on to marry two more times. He and
his second wife, Rosa Augusta Peterson had a son, Clarence F., born
in 1881. Rosa Augusta also died an untimely death, in 1883,
of typhoid pneumonia. John then married Mary C. Smith and had
a daughter Edna Porter Hall in 1889.
On 1 November 1897 in Rockland, John suffered a fatal injury to his
If you recognize the woman in the photograph from your family
albums, or if you feel that she is not Isabelle (Burton) Hall I've
outlined, I would very much appreciate hearing from you. Any
insights into the Burton and Hall families would also be
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